And this led to the birth of guerrilla warfare tactics in the parliament. Don’t allow the parliament to function at all. Raise any state issue (of course a non-issue) like beaf, or a ‘dalit’ student death, intolerance etc. in the parliament and the moment Modi’s minister ready to respond, stage a walk-out or shout or disrupt to adjourn the sessions. And if parliament is adjourned, no debate will take place on bills and other important issues. Modi will not be able to pass bills that would benefit the country and hence, Modi’s development agenda, which is his center of gravity, would take a huge beating. Opposition parties would then get a whipping stick to tell the people, “See! you voted him for development, where is development, only communal agenda”. And it’s no brainier to judge why church ‘attacks’, beef issue, intolerance etc. becomes daily soap opera for media just before the election.
Recent election results in four states (Assam, West Bengal, Tamilnadu and Kerela; I’m not counting Puducherry) has sent shivers down the spine of the opposition parties. With BJP snatching power in Assam in an unprecedented win and its vote share going up significantly in other states, the opposition regional parties (each having its own prime ministerial ambitions) are now forced to come together as we saw in the swearing-in ceremony of Mamata Banerjee. All regional secular leaders flocked there to look for a possibility of making a future “secular” front to fight against BJP in 2019 election.
"Hence, the only way to beat Modi is to confuse people: divert their attention to religion, intolerance, communalism, false propaganda and so on, and somehow give an impression to the people that something is wrong. Will they succeed?"
Now the two pressing issues needs to be sorted out by the secular front is: who would be the Prime ministerial face and what would the agenda of 2019 election. First one is a daunting task. Mamata Banerjee (West Bengal), Jayalalitha (Tamilnadu), Nitish Kumar (Bihar), Mulayam Singh Yadav (U.P), Naveen Patnayak (Odisha), Mayawati (U.P), Arvind Kejriwal (Delhi) are regional leaders of their respective states which left only Rahul Gandhi as national leader of a national party and a youth icon (as media projects him). But unfortunately, none of the regional leaders consider Rahul as national leader and youth don’t vote for him anyway. With India becoming ‘Congress-Mukt-Bharat’, this national party would find it difficult to anchor these regional parties to make a formidable front. One option for these regional leaders is to fight among themselves to be projected as prime ministerial candidate. Other option would be to make a grand alliance and fight election without any PM candidate. Who would be the PM would be decided by the number of seats each party win or the most ‘secular’ face. In both the scenarios, Modi would have the last laugh as people of India are now politically aware. They know how government function when ideologically different parties come together to form government. A divided and fractured opposition would only help Modi.
"Modi stands tall and looks as if he has got boon similar to what Bali of Ramayana had got. Brahma had given a boon to Bali which made him virtually impossible to defeat. Whenever facing an enemy in a combat, Bali would get half of the strength of this opponent. Modi seems to be doing this to his opponents"
Even if they come together, what would be the election agenda? No awards for guessing. Just listen to these regional leaders. And mind it, Modi is not a rookie. In the current political scenario, Modi stands tall and looks as if he has got boon similar to what Bali of Ramayana had got. Brahma had given a boon to Bali which made him virtually impossible to defeat. Whenever facing an enemy in a combat, Bali would get half of the strength of this opponent. Modi seems to be doing this to his opponents. Beating him on the basis of his work would be a distant dream for secular parties. As it seems, the only way to beat Modi is by false propaganda and confusing our innocent people. Clearly, agenda is set for the 2019 election and the winner would be…